Mai Chau, Vietnam

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What to Do

Pa Co Sunday Market

Hmong Sunday Market in Pa Co
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Sunday is market day for the ethnic Hmong in Pa Co village, located between Mai Chau and Moc Chau. Allot 20-30 mins by bus or longer by bike.

Where to Stay

Lac And Pom Coong

Thai Homestays in Mai Chau
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Thai Homestays in Mai Chau

Couple of noteworthy homestay options on the outskirts of Mai Chau in Lac/Pom Coong villages. You can stay in traditional wooden Thai stilt homes with incredible views of the surrounding valley. There are 30+ nha nghi, or guesthouses, between the two villages all within walking distance of each other. A room, sometimes part of the family's home, rents out for 80,000-100,000 dong. Meals and bike rentals can be negotiated for a fixed rate, 200,000 dong or less per day. I recommend checking out Ba Vuon (Guesthouse No. 2, Pom Coong, DT 0915804480), who has 3 standalone stilt houses, 2 facing rice fields. Incredibly sweet lady who still farms and chews betel at 67! All meals are with the family and are good and filling. Had the most relaxing 2 days here. Highly recommend.

Getting Around

Bus

Several Buses, Six Hours Later
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Check transpo prices offered through tour companies in Hanoi. If they're quoting prices at or around 180,000 dong, take it, as once again, doing it yourself will not pay off. If you're intent on taking local transpo, catch a bus from Hoan Kiem to My Dinh bus station. From there, you can take another bus to Mai Chau (about 3 hours). Depending on the drop-off, you'll pay another 20,000-50,000 dong for a motorbike to take you to Lac/Pom Coong village.